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Former non-profit director accused of embezzlement

December 19, 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — The former director of a Bronx non-profit is being accused of embezzling tens of thousands of dollars for her own personal use and to help local politicians.

Authorities on Tuesday said Anna Mendez was charged with grand larceny and falsifying business records. She’s the former program director of the Tremont Crotona Day Care Center.

Mendez is accused of collecting money from parents using the day care facility. Prosecutors say she stored the money in a safe and took least $50,000 of it over a three-year period.

Authorities say she used some of the money for straw donations to local politicians. Information on her lawyer wasn’t immediately available.

The investigation was conducted by the state Comptroller’s office, the state Attorney General and the city’s Department of Investigation.

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